Photos as Data

Do you store your photos on Google Photos?  Do you know that Google doesn’t just store, it also analyzes?  It scans pictures to identify such features as what you are wearing, what you are doing, and whether you are with someone else. This technology allows you to search your photos for particular features, but it could also be used to direct certain types of ads to you.  And of course it could also be used to answer interesting social science research questions.

What ethics questions come up in thinking about this photo-based research?

How would you want to code your own photos to represent the differen taspects of your life?

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